Les contes de Beedle le Barde bercent l’enfance des sorciers depuis des siècles. Empreints de ruse et de magie, ces classiques sont distrayants, instructifs et tout aussi captivants qu’au quinzième siècle, quand Beedle posa pour la première fois sa plume sur le parchemin. Parmi les cinq contes, Le Conte des trois frères est bien connu des fans de Harry Potter grâce à Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort. La Fontaine de la Bonne Fortune, Le Sorcier au cœur velu, Le Sorcier et la marmite Sauteuse, et Babbitty Lapina et la souche qui gloussait complètent la collection. Ces bijoux narratifs sont accompagnés de notes du professeur Albus Dumbledore (reproduites avec l’aimable autorisation des archives du directeur de Poudlard). Ses analyses éclairées nous apprennent que ces histoires sont bien plus que de simples contes moraux, et ne manqueront pas de rendre Babbitty Lapina ou la marmite sauteuse cracheuse de limaces aussi familières aux moldus que Blanche-Neige ou Cendrillon. Cette toute nouvelle édition des célèbres contes de fée du monde des sorciers rassemble le texte original de J. K. Rowling et les superbes illustrations au trait de Tomislav Tomic. Tous les profits issus de la vente de cet eBook seront reversés à Lumos. Lumos Foundation est une association caritative enregistrée en Angleterre et au pays de Galles sous le numéro 1112575. Elle se consacre à mettre fin à l’institutionnalisation des enfants. Cette pratique dommageable affecte la vie de huit millions d’enfants défavorisés dans le monde, qui vivent dans des institutions ou des orphelinats. Bon nombre d’entre eux y ont été placés pour cause de pauvreté, handicap, maladie, discrimination ou conflit. Très peu sont réellement orphelins. Lumos travaille à réunir les enfants et leur famille, soutient les solutions de prise en charge familiale et aide les autorités à réformer leurs systèmes pour faire fermer les institutions et orphelinats.
A comprehensive, full-color compendium of the key characters in all eight of the Harry Potter films, filled with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations, covering the costumes, makeup, weaponry, and behind-the-scenes story that brought each personality memorably to life on the big screen. Harry Potter: The Character Vault offers fans a deeper look at the creative development of the characters introduced in the books and brought to life in the theatrical series. Jody Revenson brings you closer to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the students and faculty at Hogwarts, the bureaucrats at the Ministry of Magic, the Triwizard Tournament competitors, the wizarding world families, and the dark forces against them. Each profile in the book includes design sketches and unit photography showcasing the costumes of each character, along with an image of his or her wand, and other iconic props specific to the characters—brooms, Harry’s invisibility cloak, Mad-Eye Moody’s eye and prosthetic leg, and more. Discover how Quidditch gear and Hogwarts’ robes subtly changed as the characters grew up, discover the fashion and artistry behind the Weasley style, the Yule Ball dresses and robes, Slug Club party wear, and Death Eater masks and costumes. Interweaving interviews with the special effects experts, costume designers, makeup artists and the cast, Jody Revenson shows fans how the magic happens, revealing the unique filming techniques used to change particular characters’ sizes, such as a giant Hagrid and Madame Maxime, as well as special makeup processes that created the look of Harry’s Stinging Hex and Peter Pettigrew’s rat-like visage. Featured throughout are intriguing profiles of the special makeup effects artists who share the most memorable effects they’ve used to transform ordinary actors into their extraordinary fictional counterparts. Harry Potter: The Character Vault is your exclusive all-access pass into the creative process of the largest film franchise of all time, and comes complete with two exclusive removable features.
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Chrestomanci or head controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives.
Tales of the Macabre
Author: Edgar Allen Poe
Publisher: Boom! Studios
A unique luxury edition of some of Edgar Allan Poe's famous short stories, Tales of the Macabre takes the reader into the heart of a dozen stories, including The Fall of The House of Usher, Berenice, and The Black Cat...all beautifully illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe. Includes Charles Baudelaire's essay on Poe's life and works.
Publisher: Andersen PressLtd
When Jarvis buys a robin from the mysterious Birdman with plans to free it, he finds it harder to let the lovely bird go then he thought.
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
The worlds of Chrestmomanci have limitless possibilities. How, then, does a nine-lived enchanter cope with a place where witchcraft is utterly forbidden, yet where magic still seems to break out like measles - all over the place!
Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.
Tales of the Peculiar
Author: Ransom Riggs
Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Syndrigast Publications/Dutton Books.
Oksa Pollock: the Last Hope
Author: Anne Plichota, Cendrine Wolf, Sue Rose
Publisher: Pushkin Press
A New Heroine. An Old Evil. An Unforgettable Adventure. A thrilling new supernatural adventure series. Fuses the excitement, action and extraordinary worlds of Harry Potter, I Am Number Four and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an inspirational new teen heroine. Oksa Pollock is a normal thirteen-year-old girl, starting a new life in London. New lives, new friends, a new school and new adventures. But bizarre things start happening around Oksa she finds she can produce fire from her hands, move objects with her mind, and even fly. Finally the truth emerges...her family fled Edefia, their magical, hidden homeland years ago. And more than that: Oksa is their queen... Oksa will be thrown into a wilder adventure than she could ever have imagined. She must triumph over her enemies. The whole of Edefia is counting on her.
Author: Kerry Hudson
Publisher: Random House
From the prize-winning author of Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma Winner of the Prix Femina Etranger London, in the frayed heat of summer. Alena is shoplifting shoes when Dave catches her in the act and so begins an unlikely relationship between two people with little in common and everything to lose. But the past is a dark place. And both of them have secrets they’ve no idea how to live with – or leave behind. Yet still they find themselves fighting with all they’ve got for a future together. But is love enough? 'Accomplished... Beautiful... Heart-wrenching' Independent on Sunday Shortlisted for the Prix Femina Prize
A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook bundle will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 13% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 87% will be used by Lumos Foundation. Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575. * The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie and her friends face battles unlike anything they’ve seen before in this thrilling sixth book of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated. The Neverseen have had their victories—but the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies. All paths lead to Nightfall—an ominous door to an even more ominous place—and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before. In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.
Author: John Yeoman
Publisher: Random House
The grumpy miller is having mouse trouble, so he buys himself a large tabby cat. Fortunately for the mice, the cat is too unfit to catch even a single mouse. But when the miller loses his temper and threatens to drown the poor tabby, the mice decide they must intervene, as they have grown surprisingly fond of him . . .